Tigernut Fufu | Low Carb, Gluten-Free Fufu | All Nigerian RecipesRandall Smitham July 28, 2019 33 Comments
Hey guys, I’m back with another fufu recipes
series but this time,
I’ll be focusing on low carb fufu recipes.
The last time I did this series,those on a
low carb diet were like
“Oh, you forgot all about us.
You didn’t upload even one single low carb
Yes, “I’m taking it one at a time” as I always
I planned to do a different series for those
on a low carb diet.
These fufu meals may be called low carb fufu
meals but it’s for everyone.
For instance if ou are like me, I have to
eat a swallow meal every single day.
If not, my day is not complete.
The only time that that does not happen is
when I’m away from home.
Or if I’m on a tight schedule somewhere such
that I can’t meet up.
Otherwise, it must happen o, a swallow meal
So if you are like me, you can decide to eat
a low carb fufu meal three days in a week,
and then for the remaining days you eat a
normal fufu meal,
those ones that contain lots of starch.
So yea, this will help you reduce the amount
of starch you put into your body.
So consider this tigernut fufu meal the first
of the series.
Like I did the last time, I will try and upload
a low carb fufu recipe every single day from
Click the link that pops up on the screen
the other low carb fufu meals in the series.
We will be using tiger nuts flour to make
the tigernuts fufu.
I have a video of how to make TigerNuts Flour.
The link should pop up on the screen right
Tigernuts flour is gluten-free and grain free,
because of this, we need a binder to make
so you can make fufu balls with it.
If you are on a gluten-free diet or you want
to keep the carbs as low as possible,
you should use psyllium husk to bind the tigernuts
Please read up on psyllium husk to be sure
it is good for you before you eat it.
If you are not on a low carb diet or gluten-free
diet but you just
want to generally reduce the starch in your
fufu meals because every little helps,
you can use any starchy flour as binder eg
quaker oats flour, semolina,
all purpose flour or garri to bind it.
Just like in my coconut fufu recipe, the link
to the video
should pop up on the screen right now,
I will use 2 parts of tigernut flour to 1
part of the starchy flour.
I will be using semolina for this demonstration.
So I add 1 cup of tigernuts flour.
And half cup of semolina flour.
Mix very well.
For the second option, I add 1 cup of tigernut
And half a teaspoon of psyllium husk.
Then make it like you would any powdered fufu
When the water boils, start adding the mix
continuously while stirring at the same time.
Keep mixing till there are no lumps.
Then add a few drops of water.
That’s a little bit more than a few drops
Cover and let it steam all over.
Then mix again till smooth.
When done, wrap with a cling film else it
will dry out.
It is the same process for the second option.
If you still want to be extra in keeping the
serve with a Nigerian Soup that does not use
a high carb ingredient as thickener,
the list will be in the description box below
For any other person, serve with any Nigerian
soup for swallows.
Watch out for the next low carb fufu meal
And please click the like button if you found
this video helpful.
Bah byee see you soon!